[FOSDEM] FOSDEM needs better netadmins

Edwin Mons e at ik.nu
Wed Feb 28 12:39:30 CET 2007


Johan van Selst wrote:
> Jan Claeys wrote:
>   
>> On wo, 2007-02-28 at 11:57 +0100, Edwin Mons wrote:
>>     
>>> Or be a nice Netizen and use SMTPS and SASL authentication with your
>>> mail provider ;)  It worked all weekend for me without reconfiguration.
>>>       
>> What Edwin means is described in RFC-2476 "Message Submission", which
>> uses port 587.
>> Unfortunately most internet providers don't support this...  :-(
>>     
>
> No, what Edwin refers to is described in RFC-4422, "Simple
> Authentication and Security Layer" and uses the standard smtp (25) or
> secure smtp (465) port and is supported by serveral ISPs I know of.
>   

Thanks, Johan.  This is indeed what I referred to.  A lot of providers
have this mechanism open nowadays to facilitate for laptop-users who
cannot be expected to be on their home-network all the time.

Edwin




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